Trump Proves He Is Unfit
by John F. McMullen
In a speech in Iowa yesterday, Donald Trump proved without a doubt that he is unfit to be President of the United States. The speech, as reported in the Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/11/13/donald-trump-begs-iowans-not-to-believe-ben-carson-dont-be-fools-okay/), contained such references to opposing candidates as:
- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is "weak like a baby."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton is playing the "woman's card"
- "Carly whatever-the-hell-her-name-is,"
He saved his longest attacks for second in the polls Ben Carson, spending 10 minute attacking him in very strong statements, including:
- Ben Carson has a "pathological disease" with no cure, similar to being a child molester.
- "A child molester, there's no cure for that. If you're a child molester, there's no cure. They can't stop you. Pathological? There's no cure."
- "If I did the stuff he said he did, I wouldn't be here right now. It would have been over. It would have been over. It would have been totally over,And that's who's in second place. And I don't get it."
- "He goes into the bathroom for a couple of hours, and he comes out, and now he's religious. And the people of Iowa believe him. Give me a break. Give me a break. It doesn't happen that way. It doesn't happen that way. … Don't be fools, okay?"
Trump also "what sort of person would attack his mother." and then went into a tirade about Carson's story that, as a teenager, he attempted to stab a boy but the bu's belt buckle prevented the knife from penetrating the boy's skin. The Post reported "He questioned how a belt buckle could stop a blade, stepping away from the podium to demonstrate how such an attack might happen and how his own belt buckle wouldn't stay in place long enough to stop a knife. 'Anybody have a knife'" Trump asked the audience, which was screened by Secret Service agents who began protecting him this week. 'You want to try it on me?'"
Trump didn't limit his criticism to other candidates, He went after the Administration's handling of the situation with Syria in the Middle East, saying "I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me. I would bomb the shit out of them,. I would just bomb those suckers. And that's right: I'd blow up the pipes, I'd blow up the refineries. I would blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left."
Before presenting my comments on "The Donald's" performance, it is only fair to point out that I am for Senator Bernie Sanders for President. If he does not get the nomination of the Democratic Party, I have no interest in voting for Hilary Clinton and will vote for a Libertatian or Green Party candidate (I live in NY, which the Democrats will carry, with or without me. If I lived in a contested state, I would grudigdly vote for Hilary).
If a Replician is to be elected, I could respect, with possibly not agreeing with them, Governor John Kasich, Senator Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, and George Pataki (I'm not sure about Senator Marco Rubio and the rest of the bunch strike as unqualified and / or scary; Carson strikes me as both unqualified and scary).
I have admittedly long been very critical of Donald Trump, even to the point of writing a poem, "Donald Trump", in 2009 (included below) so I have had to be careful in my writing to not let this admitted bias creep in as I comment on the election. However, I think that his comments at this Fort Dodge, Iowa rally of his supporters allow me now to take the wraps off. He, as Carson says, appears to me unraveling. The Washington Post described his overall performance this way -- "As Donald Trump took the stage in a community college theater on Thursday night, something was off. The usually punctual executive was nearly 40 minutes late. His voice was hoarse, his hair mussed, his tone defensive. He promised to take questions from the audience but instead launched into a 95-minute-long rant that at times sounded like the monologue of a man grappling with why he is running for president — and if it's really worth it or not. Even for a candidate full of surprises, the speech was surprising."
I think the coarseness and nastiness of his speech are over-the-top for a candidate and unworthy of a President and would be demeaning to the office and to all of us.
God Bless the United States of America and Save Us From Donald Trump!
I’m not the only person
today’s New York Post,
about Henry Hudson,
“anyway, he sailed up
river and; like Trump.
away, named the thing
the top of my hill, there is
“Donald Trump State Park –
Hill Section” and there is
company had bought land
ago, hoping to rezone down from
acres and build condos
the locals fought him … and
him … and fought him.
finally, he gave up and gave it
New York State with the stipulation
it be named after him.
signs went up on the highway –
bigger than the exit signs.
he took his tax write-off and went home
there is only a locked gate.
2009 John F. McMullen